Artistic Guitars is thrilled to be working with Joseph Knaggs Guitars. Joseph S. Knaggs is a world renowned designer and luthier and has built some of the most exquisite guitars made in the last decade for stars such as Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola. This beautiful Knaggs Keya Tier 1, Serial #1, was designed and hand crafted by Joe Knaggs and team. It is finished in Aged Scotch with an "incredible big leaf" West Coast curly maple top over a South American mahogany body. The Mahogany neck has a Custom '85 carve similar to the early PRS instruments. The fingerboard has Brazilian rosewood that screams "Awesome", most certainly the finest piece of Brazilian board that I have run across. Coming from old growth BRW, the figuring is intense and colorful. The fingerboard has a 12" radius and includes a highly figured Rock maple binding with green riple Abalone purfling. The Pearlworks inlayed Sea shell design of Black lip MoP and MoP is classy. The Headstock is "book matched Brazilian rosewood with a highly figured rock maple binging with green rippled Abalone purfling inlayed with a Sea Horse of black lip MoP and MoP. Rounding out the specs is a vintage bone nut and gold / Engraved Waverly open back tuning pegs. The bridge is Joe's exceptional one-piece tune-a-matic. The Pickups are Fralin pure PAF's. This is truly a special instrument above a PRS Private Stock that is sure to be very collectable and a classic.